National Blood Service Ghana
P.O. Box 78, Korle-Blu
Accra, Ghana   


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place, Liverpool
L3 5QA, UK


National Blood Service Zimbabwe
P.O Box A101, Avondale, Harare


University of Groningen
P.O Box 30033, 9700 RM Groningen


University of CopenhagenDet Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Institut for International Sundhed Immunologi og  Mikrobiologi

CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5
1014 København K


Africa Society for Blood Transfusion Eden Road Pinetown 3610 South Africa



T-REC is a partnership between the Universities of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Groningen (the Netherlands) and blood transfusion services and Universities in Ghana and Zimbabwe. It is led by Professor Imelda Bates from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.


What our partners say about blood transfusion services and the research needed to improve them:





Justina Ansah

Director of the National Blood Service, Ghana speaks about safe blood transfusion as an essential component in health care and how needs for blood are different to the Western world. Local evidence to guide policy and practice is important.



Daniel Ansong,

Deputy Director of Research and Development in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, speaks about the role that blood transfusion plays in treating children who suffer from anaemia caused by malaria. He hopes that T-REC will lead to research findings that can help improve local policy and practice.



Shirley Owusu-Ofori,

From the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana speaks about the life-saving role that blood plays in health services. She hopes that T-REC will build research capacity and generate local evidence.



Tonderai Mapako

Blood Transfusion Service, Zimbabwe, speaks about the importance of blood transfusion and how T-REC can support the service to improve through evidence-based practice.



David Mvere

Chief Executive of National Blood Service, Zimbabwe speaks about the potential that T-REC has to generate evidence to inform local policy and practice. He hopes that other donors will support further research on blood transfusion.